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Comic McGrath cautioned for assault

Rory McGrath has been cautioned by police over a drunken assault against a couple. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Comedian Rory McGrath has been cautioned by police over a drunken assault against a couple.

The 57-year-old, a regular panellist on BBC sports quiz They Think It's All Over, was said to have attacked a man and a woman who were trying to help him while he was "heavily in drink", police said at the time of the incident in May.

The man, in his late 40s, suffered a bloody nose and a scratched face, and McGrath was subsequently arrested for common assault and assault causing actual bodily harm.

The comic, who grew up in Redruth, Cornwall, and now lives in Cambridge, had been bailed until today over the assaults, which took place at a house in Pool, near Redruth.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "A 57-year-old man from the Cambridgeshire area received three cautions in relation to offences of assault by beating."

Comedian to give performance straight from the heart

As a comedian and TV personality, Rory McGrath is no stranger to the stage and small screen but he's about to give a performance in Bristol that comes straight from the heart.

Yes, Rory is appearing alongside his friend and actor Phil Pope whose son, Will, is recovering from a life-saving heart transplant.

You might remember that Will appeared in our recent 'From the Heart' campaign which added nearly 150,000 people to the organ donor register.

Richard Payne reports:

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